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Victor Crist wants to have a beer summit with Jeff Brandes regarding regulating Uber

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St. Petersburg-based state Sen. Jeff Brandes has stated his opposition to the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) for years, so you wouldn’t think that the GOP lawmaker would entertain any discussions about strengthening the besieged agency.  However, PTC Chairman Victor Crist says the two have more in common than Brandes is aware of. “Senator Brandes is a hard-working, dedicated legislator,” Crist said after Wednesday’s PTC meeting, where his board voted to stop citing Uber and Lyft drivers for operating illegally…

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Hillsborough County PTC to stop citing Uber and Lyft drivers

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Attempting to try a different course after battling ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft for nearly a year and a half, the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission voted today to propose new regulations that they hope can be pushed by a state legislator in Tallahassee next year. And as a “good faith effort” showing they are trying to work with the industry, the board voted to stop citing Uber and Lyft drivers for operating illicitly until a court hearing at the end of October.…

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Jeff Brandes optimistic about ridesharing bill passing in Florida in 2016

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The 18-month feud between representatives of Uber and the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission has been reignited over the past few weeks, after the PTC lost a battle in Hillsborough Circuit Court that could have put the San Francisco based ride-sharing company out of business in the county. After the PTC said it would continue to have its agents write tickets citing Uber and Lyft drivers despite having their request for a preliminary injunction denied by a judge, Florida state…

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Mitch Perry Report 8.25.15 – Will Florida GOP Legislature pay any price in ’16?

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In a just, accountability-fueled society, Florida Republican lawmakers would pay a price next year for the shenanigans they’ve been up to this year. As reported by the AP’s Gary Fineout, the nine-day June special session that occurred after House Speaker Steve Crisafulli pulled his members off the floor 72 hours before the session was scheduled to end in the spring cost taxpayers $651,000, the costliest special session in the past 15 years. We won’t know for awhile what the costs will be…

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